Sunday, April 23, 2017

Super Hero Fashionista

Just had to document that Breckie wore her "Captain America" skirt and her "Flash" pants to church today. Also one braid fell out so she had one braid, one half wavy hair. 


Oh, and a heart sticker on her ankle. 👌

Thursday, April 20, 2017

More Proof He's My Kid


It's fun watching your kids grow. And it's painful and it hurts and it's funny sometimes. It's safe you say you feel all the feels. 

The other day we were headed to the park (Everett on his bike ahead of us) and when Everett was about to pass his friends house (their garage was open and all 8 kids were hanging out w/their mom) Everett turns around and rides back to me and says, "I don't want to ride past their house because they're going to see me and say hi and then I'll have to say hi back..."

As if I didn't need anymore proof he was my son!

Then this option story had me smiling:


I'm glad he feels strongly about keeping the caps on the markers!

His opinion about the best way to spend $100 must have been heavily influenced by his table mates or something.
"What will you buy if you had $100 dollars. I think I will get a Lego and 1 dog because they are fluffy and playful dogs. Remember to buy a cat"

 I agree with the first half... and I can guarantee he wouldn't have any extra money for a dog or cat so I guess I won't worry :)

I thought this story/drawing was cute but I can't remember anything about it. 


He says it was a boat you sleep on. Kind-of like a hotel. He says it was not in Washington, San Diego, Disneyland, or Colorado. So I have no idea! Maybe he had a dream he went on a cruise or something!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Roxy Rooski 11

This picture is mom gold 👌


My "mom wish" would be to be able to spend the first year with every kid like you were able to spend with your first kid. 


Roxy is so hard. And crazy and active and insane and all over the place and NEEEEEEEDS me (unless we have company and then of course she's amazing so no one believes me)... and I really wish I could magically be available to her like I was to Everett when he was a baby. 


But I can't and life goes on and I try my best. 


It's hard getting a picture of a baby... you mostly get pretty pictures of them crawling away. So I gave her a couple chocolate chips to keep her stillish. 


She eats:
chocolate chips
frozen gogurt
frozen peas
yogurt
canned green beans
macaroni and cheese
the end. 


She has slept through the night less than 10 times so we decided to just turn off the monitor and wear earplugs... before we know it she'll be two and still need a bottle in the night so we had to put an end to the madness. 


Oh my gosh. The eyebrows, the chubby little hands, her little teeth 😍


She crawls and stands and smacks people in the face, feels the need to stick her hand in her poopy diaper (every time), laughs when she's tickled, loves to chew on marbles and other choke-able items, turns into the devil when you change her clothes, and is such a pretty little baby.




I LOVE having her as our baby. I can't say I want her to stay a baby forever but...



...I knew I couldn't keep on living my life without her. I NEEEEEEDED her!



*Everett asked if he could take a picture :) pretty great unexpected treasure!


Also, Roxy loves to chew on her yellow shoes and isn't she just the cutest?!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Breckie's Everyday Tips

 Breckie's fashion tip #1:

Try putting on a skirt... under your leotard skirt. 





Modeling tip #1:

After you tilt your head and give a cute look ALWAY follow with the stare-glare-stink-eye face.


Follow these tips and you will get countless compliments and people won't be able to stop smiling/looking at you. Guaranteed. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter

Easter is quickly becoming my favorite holiday. It seems to be the most simple to celebrate yet the most profound and important. 


At church I tried to teach my class of 7 four-year-olds about the real Easter story... at least by the end of class they knew Easter was about more than just Easter egg hunts :)


It takes a while before the true importance of a holiday like Christmas and Easter becomes more important than the traditions... although the traditions are super fun and we definitely had our fun with the Easter bunny 😉


Breckie is QUEEN of putting lots of little things into bags/purses/containers/jars... so stuffing the Easter eggs may have been the highlight for her! She had cups and bowls and baskets all over the place. 

We dyed eggs on Saturday with Everett and Breckie. It was actually quite enjoyable with only happy moments... after we had to explain we weren't "die"-ing the eggs! 


After church Jake and I took turns cooking our Easter dinner of ham, scalloped potatoes, brussel sprouts, baked beans, deviled eggs, and homemade rolls. Breckie and I made the rolls together and she can roll a pretty good crescent! With a cheesecake for dessert, it was pretty much perfect... like these family pictures :)


We put a "Reese" (reeses egg) on the camera as bribery to turn Breckie's frowns into smiles. It's always a small miracle to get a picture of everyone smiling and looking 🙌

This Easter we celebrate the small miracles of nice family pictures and the big ones of the atonement and eternal life. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Glowing Ocotillos

I always tell myself I'm not going to stop my mountain bike ride to take pictures but I always do. 


Spring in the Desert is so amazing. I really love it and I'm trying extra hard to enjoy it without thinking of the next two seasons. Summer and Fall are like the devil here 😅


But the Spring is Heaven. Everything seems to be blooming in quick successions so it's always pretty and colorful. The ocotillos are one of my favorites. They seem to glow when the sun hits them just right. 


P.S. I love pulling up to the parking lot and then rolling my bike out of my mini van while I ride in my rode bike shorts, a regular T-shirt, my gym shoes, a bright pink drawstring backpack with my keys and phone inside and my trusty Ross sunglasses. 

I look everything but legit but I passed 4 people the other day so that's always a confidence booster :)

Monday, April 10, 2017

From Today


Everett off to school
Front yard maintenance with a baby helper
Breakfast
Gym
Grocery store*
Play
Lunch
Nap time 
Backyard maintenance 
Play princesses
Sponge bath
School pickup*
Snack
Play
Jake comes home
Dinner
FHE- super quick Easter discussion 
Freeze tag in the backyard*
Bedtime


The highlights*

Grocery store. 
Roxy is always a star at the grocery store. I'm sure most babies are. She held on to the bell pepper for me and ate part of the stem. She cried big time when we had to give it away for a second so we could buy it :) Breckie was walking through the produce and says "Mmmmm, I smell tomatoes!" She loves her tomatoes. And then we bought neon gummy worms like we always do 😆

School pickup.
On the way to pick up the boys Breckie says "Mom, I lifted myself up like this so I could get my fart out" 😂 On the way home from pickup we were talking about dreams and Everett told us about his bad dream. "My bad dream was that all my friends at school were playing Mario Cart and I got 8th place (last place). And I cried. And then I hugged you around the neck but it was really just my pillow." I tried to hide my ear-to-ear smile and made sure not to laugh my happy mom laugh. I LOVE Everett so much!! He is SO sensitive and competitive... it's kind-of a hard combination for such a little kid. 

Freeze tag.
After dinner and our Easter discussion we played freeze tag in the backyard. Jake and Roxy were a team. It was one of those times when all of the hard stuff seems to be paying you back in that one moment. Roxy's joy and expressions and laugh and excitement as we were playing was definitely one of the highlights of this past year. We were all laughing and it was such a happy night. It was almost too much to take in!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Backyard Campout

Should we talk about how Jake is so awesome and camped out in the backyard with the kids?!


He even hauled the TV out there and we watched a movie and then they slept out there while I was on Roxy duty for the night. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Everyday Outfits

It takes a little bit of persuading sometimes to make sure Breckie is wearing something decent. 


Today her outfit was just too good to change. 


She was wearing her "pink dancer outfit",  kitty slippers (one is named Sparky and the other Twitcher), fox socks (ordered straight from China :), and her "fuzzy sweater"... and yesterdays braids. 


(She was doing bunny hops)


Her side smirk/smile is so perfect!



Roxy wanted in on the action :)



Breckie can do a REALLY good ballerina trick on the trampoline but she did it after the camera battery died. 



I'll have to get a picture of it soon because it's legit. 

Yesterday she told me she doesn't even like dance class... which is totally fine because she doesn't even go 😂 She went to two different free trial classes and that's it. 

She just likes to look the part and wear her dancer outfits :)